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New show at the Diamond Horseshoe in MK

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by copper, Sep 14, 2003.

  1. copper

    copper Member

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    has anyone seen the new show that replaced the Diamond Horseshoe? Does the show still serve food or snacks? What is the name of the show? Does anyone have a review of the show? Just Curious and planning for my upcoming trip.
     
  2. General Grizz

    General Grizz New Member

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    Goofy's Dancing Jamboree is the name of the show.

    There is no longer food or drink being served...and the main tables have been removed in order to create room for a dance floor.

    Goofy and friends from Toy Story 2 (Thank goodness no Buzz) come out and teach kids how to dance to old favorites, such as the Electric Slide.

    :hurl: :hurl: :hurl: :hurl:

    (And I thought nightmares were saved for the Haunted Mansion)
     
  3. thedisneyfan

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    Frontierland, the Old West and the Electric Slide.... yeah that makes sense. NOT!!!! What a waste!



    :hurl: :hammer: :hurl:
     
  4. meeko_33785

    meeko_33785 Well-Known Member

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    I'll speak up for the show. I think it's a cute idea. It's something nice for kids. Imagine if you were a kid what a thrill it would be to get to dance with the characters like that. If anything was a waste, I think it was the previous Diamond Horseshoe show. It was too similar to Hoop-Dee-Doo in the fact that they're both have similar themes. I think having two much more different shows is a much better idea.
     
  5. BoyXE

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    I'll speak up for the new show too...while it's hardly a must-see, the show is more successful in many ways than its predecessor was. While the Diamond Horseshoe days of old, when it was complete with can-can girls and dancing cowboys, a Slue-Foot Sue, and a quality specialty act, it was a perfect fit. But for the past 10 or so years of existence, the Diamond Horseshoe had gotten pretty lame and watered down. The only minus for the new version is the absence of the food counter and tables, but as a family experience this is very cute and, for what it is aiming for, is definitely more on target. And it isn't just a silly line-dancing class as it may seem, it's actually a scripted and fleshed out show that includes a lot of participation with the dances. Dances that don't quite fit the "country" part of line dancing exactly have been spruced up and "country-fied" so even the electric slide works well. The singer is also a great talent, since she's the only non-rubberhead in the show and has all the duties of both singing and organizing/motivating.

    I'd have preferred to see a return to the glory days of Disney shows for sure, but at least this one's better than the last.
     
  6. thedisneyfan

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    I have no problem with the notion of such a show, it however does not fit into Frontierland.
     
  7. TimeTrip

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    Alot of country music clubs play the electric slide (usually on family nights).... and its a good thing.. because that seems to be the only line dance that a decent amount of people actually know. Hardly anyone was doing the boot scootin boogie or cotton eye joe when I watched.

    That being said.. I think it fits in pretty well, and its certainly great for the kids. I still miss the old show tho ;).
     
  8. General Grizz

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    *cough* Family?? *cough*

    *cough* Kid dancing in parade *cough*

    They totally destroyed culture... I can't forgive them. It's now a dance floor...there isn't any "substance"...

    Heck, add a whole section of TSI a dance floor...but they didn't have to take away that great show - fun for the whole family. What a great loss of talent, too!

    Or maybe the vacated Galaxy Palace Theater??????????

    And for the show being old and outdated? Nothing of the kind. January 2, a month before it closed, the thing was PACKED - with an updated Medicine Show. That thing was HILARIOUS! And especially with kids and family together enjoying a show. It's a Disney tradition for stage show.

    The experience of "Character Interaction" has been done. And it CAN be expanded. But not over an attraction of this quality.

    Ugh...
     
  9. copper

    copper Member Original Poster

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    Thanks for all the reviews! I was hoping the new show was more of a sitdown venue like the old show. It was nice to take a break, see a show and have a bite to eat all at the same time. I'm going with my 9 year old twin girls in the end of October and we're going to check it out anyway. They love dancing to Cotton Eye Joe but I don't know how much energy we'll have for dancing. Are there any seats in the show?
     
  10. wdwhoneymooner

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    Just got back and saw this show. As mentioned, it lacks any true quality or substance for ol' timers (whipper snappers?) but for any parties with children aged 3 - 11 it may be fun to see. Those within this age group seemed to truly enjoy interacting with the characters on the dance floor as opposed to simply posing with them for a snapshot.

    Just a couple of notes: (1) please be sure to control your children because it did get slightly crazy. Some kids went overboard and ran over younger kids during some dances and Woody nearly stepped on one who was knocked to the floor.

    (2) Do not allow your kids to strike the characters when they leave the stage to join you on the dance floor. Some kids were so excited to see Bullseye, that they felt it was OK to tackle him (her?).
     
  11. spr0m

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    We caught the show last week with my kids 3 & 2 and they loved it. remember when criticizing the show it is geared towards small children. They suggest if you want to tape the show to go upstairs where you can get a good view. I to enjoyed the old show and caught it for the last time in 1/2003 but now with my kids at an age where they can start enjoying themselves more I like the new show better. We did it twice over the weekend because the kids asked to go back. My daughter got to hold hands with Jessie and go around the dance floor a view times with a smile that we couldn't wipe off her face for days. My two year old son heard cotton eyed joe at the yankee game yesterday and started dancing saying just like Woody papa. I can' t wait to take them back in December maybe they'll add something for the Christmas season
     
  12. thedisneyfan

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    YIKES!!!!
     
  13. Badger Brent

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    We went in Aug and our little niece 4, enjoyed totally. She kind of got knocked in the head by dale. A big hug from him and all was fine. Yes, it does seem to get a little crazy during the show on the floor. Did it appeal to me, no. Did I enjoy watching the young ones have a great time, yes. Our next trip will be without really little ones, so this is one attracation I will skip.
     
  14. Momx3

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    My kids absolutely love Woody, Jessie and Bullseye so I can't wait for them to see this show! It will be neat to interact with them instead of just waiting in line to get an autograph. I can't speak for the old show it's been 5 years since I've been to the world. 3 days and counting!!!!
     
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    I can understand that, but the old show was entertaining for everyone - young children and adults alike. I have yet to see the new show, but it doesn't look promising for a visitor with no kids. While I do think character interaction in the parks is a great thing, it would have been nicer if it didn't mean replacing old shows/attractions that everyone could enjoy with things that do not entertain anyone over the age of 12.

    CoP
     
  16. spr0m

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    We sat through the old show with the same kids in Jan 2003 and they didn't seem interested. I myself enjoyed the show but my wife had to take the younger one out because he was getting figity. The older one sat through but only because of the ice cream. At the same time they both really enjoyed the country bears show. Hoop Dee Doo is very similar but it does cost $50. When the kids are over 5 I'll take them to see that show. How many CM's worked the old show ? I know the new show they got rid of the food service people and some others so this could be a cost cutting measure without closing something just changing it.
     
  17. TrevEG

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    Wow. Sounds more like Goofy's dancing mosh-pit than a jamboree. What a dissapointment, though... replacing such a classic show with this nonsense... such a pitty...:brick:
     

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